Chelsea want Romelu Lukaku back but will have to pay double what they sold him for

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Chelsea want to re-sign Romelu Lukaku but he will cost them double the £28m that they sold him to Everton for two years ago, according to The Sun.

The Sun reports that the 22-year-old is one of several players being lined up to reinvigorate the Blues after a disastrous Premier League title defence.

Roman Abramovich and technical director Michael Emenalo remain fans of the Belgian despite allowing him to leave Stamford Bridge in 2014, The Sun claims.

Lukaku arrived at Chelsea with great promise in 2011, but failed to score in 15 appearances and was sent out on loan to West Bromwich Albion and Everton.

He was prolific over his loan spells – 33 goals in 71 games – but Jose Mourinho saw no future for him at Chelsea and sanctioned his sale to the Toffees.

Lukaku has since taken his game to another level and is second only to Leicester City record-breaker Jamie Vardy in this season’s Premier League scoring charts.

But his 18 goals have not been enough to keep 11th-place Everton in European contention, and Lukaku might have ambitions to play for a bigger club soon.

Whether the powerhouse striker would be be interested in a return to a club who never really gave him an opportunity is something which could spoil Chelsea’s plans.

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